I recently saw an article about the last telegraph service sending its final telegram in mid-July. Suffice to say, I’m not sure anyone here noticed.
And yet, Connecticut still has laws on the books regarding telegraphs, showing just how difficult it is to remove a law from the books once passed.
Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-16 states:
Night work in messenger service. No person under the age of eighteen years shall be employed by any telegraph or messenger company, in cities having a population of twenty thousand or over, to distribute, transmit or deliver goods or messages between the hours of ten o’clock at night and five o’clock in the morning. The manager of the office of any corporation who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than fifty dollars for each day of such employment. The provisions of this section shall not apply to persons under the age of eighteen who have graduated from a secondary educational institution.
So, General Assembly, how about repealing some outdated laws before passing a few more?